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A crisis of opportunity

During a recent visit to Puerto Rico, I hiked in El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the National Forest System. Although the lush foliage, waterfalls and rivers were abundant, one essential element of the ecosystem was… Read More

ERA: Strengthening the Roofing Industry

During the last decade, the construction community has become increasingly aware of the need for resilience in the built environment. Sometimes this awareness has been quickly and painfully raised in the wake of increasingly frequent devastating storms, like hurricanes Sandy… Read More

ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPDM Roofing Association is releasing its first annual report on resilience, “Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective.” The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers. The… Read More

ERA Releases First Annual Report on Resilience

Read Full Article Here The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers, is releasing its first annual report on resilience, “Building Resilience: The Roofing Perspective.” The report focuses… Read More

Improving Disaster Mitigation Strategies

Read full article here This past January, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a non-governmental, non-profit organization, reported that for every dollar spent on mitigation efforts to protect the built environment from the ravages of natural disasters, six dollars… Read More

Testing for Resilience

Full Article The IBHS research facility, which opened in 2010 and is funded by property insurers, evaluates various residential and commercial construction materials and systems. The lab is the only lab in the world that can unleash the power of… Read More